CONTENTS

From Chicken Soup for the Grieving Soul

Contents

Introduction

1. FINAL GIFTS

A Timeless Gift Gloria Givens

A Rose for Mother Maria E. Sears

Mom’s Last Laugh Robin Lee Shope

I’m Okay, Mom and Dad Lark Whittemore Ricklefs

Meant to Be Cindy Midgette

A Surprise Gift for Mother Sarah A. Rivers

A Gift of Faith Kelly E. Kyburz

I’ll Make You a Rainbow Linda Bremner

Seven White, Four Red, Two Blue Robert P. Curry

Joseph’s Living Legacy Kathie Kroot as told to Heather Black

To Remember Me Robert N. Test

The Pencil Box Doris Sanford

2. THE POWER OF SUPPORT

When No Words Seem Appropriate Written by a Pediatric Nurse to Ann Landers

What You Can Do for a Grieving Friend Jo Coudert

Lot’s Wife Rachel Naomi Remen, M.D.

One So Young Diane C. Nicholson

Being There Debi L. Pettigrew

A New Strength Kara L. Dutchover

The Wisdom of a Child Kevin D. Catton

A Light in the Darkness Nina A. Henry

3. COPING AND HEALING

Sorrow Abraham Lincoln

Love and Water Emily Sue Harvey

Garrit Molly Bruce Jacobs

Ashley’s Garden Candy Chand

Two Answers to One Prayer Allen Klein, M.A., C.S.P.

My Grief Is Like a River Cynthia G. Kelley

Legacy of Love Ed and Sandra Kervin

Chris’s Funeral Scott Michael Mastley

Grieving Time, a Time for Love Barbara Bergen

The Letter Jim Schneegold

A Firehouse Christmas Aaron Espy

Grief Helps Others Heather Black

Let the Body Grieve Itself Ken Druck

4. THOSE WE WILL MISS

Father’s Day Ruth Hancock

The Nickel Story Hana Haatainen Caye

Bubba’s Secret Life Natalie “Paige” Kelly-Lunceford

My Son, a Gentle Giant, Dies Michael Gartner

Going On Walker Meade

Opening Day in Heaven Mike Bergen

Never Good at Good-Bye Amanda Dodson

5. SPECIAL MOMENTS

Trailing Clouds of Glory Paul D. Wood

The Beach Trip Dawn Holt

I Still Choose “Mom” Connie Sturm Cameron

Ballerina Ferne Kirshenbaum as told to Bill Holton

Mom’s Stained-Glass Window Katherine Von Ahnen

I Still See Him Everywhere Richard Morsilli with Jo Coudert

I Don’t Want to Walk Without You Joyce A. Harvey

I Wish You Enough Bob Perks

The Quickening Monica Kiernan

The Horizon Henry Scott Holland

6. INSIGHTS AND LESSONS

Chocolate-Covered Cherries Dawn Holt

Remember with Courage Janelle M. Breese Biagioni

My Father’s Voice Walker Meade

Missing Pa Ann Hood

What Death Has Taught Me Barb Kerr

Keep Your Fork Dr. Roger William Thomas

7. LIVING AGAIN

Lilyfish Bill Heavey

Hope Is Stronger Than Sorrow Duane Shearer as told to Janice Finnell

The Miracle of Gary’s Gift Sandy Allinder as told to Dianne Gill

Choosing to Live Chris Thiry

The Mother Box Linda Webb Gustafson

Evolution Stephanie Hesse



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